Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Side effects vary with the medicine and the individual. Common minor side effects of alpha-blockers include:
- Weakness or fatigue.
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting when you stand up suddenly after sitting or lying down. This may occur if your blood pressure becomes low when you stand up suddenly (postural or orthostatic hypotension).
- Nasal congestion.
Alpha-blockers may cause ejaculation of Reference semen Opens New Window into the bladder (retrograde ejaculation) instead of out through the penis. This is not harmful.
These side effects go away when the medicine is stopped.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology